Friday, November 11th, 2021 --
To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you.
Veterans day started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service, and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day '' in order to account for all veterans in all wars. We show our respect to all those who have served, not just those who didn't come home. In 1971, Congress standardized the holiday "Memorial Day" to honor our fallen soldiers on the last Monday in May, making official a tradition since the civil war.
Today we mark Veterans day as a time to reflect upon the sacrifices the men and women of our armed services have made to protect our freedoms. We celebrate the sacrifices both small and large our men and women in uniform have made for us to live free.
State Representative, 31B
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